One of the oldest questions in our society that always creates an interesting debate is which came first, the chicken or the egg. Well since we cannot come to a consensus, let’s change the question a little. Which is more impactful to our nutritional plan, chicken or eggs? Just about everyone has watched “Rocky” down some eggs while in training mode and almost every muscle building nutritional program has chicken breast somewhere mixed in, but which is better? Factor in your taste buds and preferences, check the pros for each food.
- Chicken breast has 19:1 protein to fat ratio
- Easily broken down by the body which assists in muscle repair
- Quickly frozen and/or stored making your meal prepping easier
- Versatile and easily transformed for so many recipes
- The average cost is a little over 3 cents/gram of protein
- One egg can supply the body with over 12% of the recommended daily protein intake
- Contain many other vital amino acids needed for muscle repair
- Omega-3 fatty acids in eggs provide total nutrition including brain health and inflammation control
- The average cost is around 2 cents/gram of protein
Both have plenty of positives and are essential to the body in their unique ways. It is also important to outline the specific goals you seek and find the ideal nutritional plan for you. Locating a balanced nutrition program that includes both eggs and chicken could be the boost you need for packing onto or building up your frame.